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, AND OTHER CHATS Acessa São Paulo Program Program Accesses SP is an initiative of the State of São Paulo and aims to comba t the digital divide, bringing the resources of the Internet to low-income popul ation, encouraging the development of communities. For this the State Government created the Infocentros spaces with free Internet access. There are three types of Infocentros: Infocentros the Community, created in partnership with communit y organizations (neighborhood associations, friends, neighborhood etc.). Infocen tros the Halls, created in partnership with municipalities in São Paulo, and the Public Pay for Internet Access, created in partnership with agencies of the Sta te Government itself that there is huge influx of population. To facilitate the use of equipment, users have monitors trained and committed to the project for a uxiliálos. These monitors are trained to meet the specific needs of each user. T hey are also responsible for managing Infocentros. Another concern of access and provision of relevant content to the audience as well as stimulating the creati on of content by the community. Thus, Infocentros also act as information center s and services for community development, enabling access to information on heal th, education, business and government services available on the Internet etc.. We develop products such as short courses Acessa São Paulo, the partnership Acce sses / WebAula, Dictionaries POUNDS and Network Projects. The communities provid ed with a Infocenter are encouraged to develop projects and activities that use technology resources in a creative and educational. For this was created the Int ernet portal, so users can provide the infocenters content produced by the commu nity and thus produce knowledge themselves. C OSSIER electronics Expedient Electronic Notebooks Rector: Adolpho José Melfi Vice-Rector: Hélio Nogueira da C ruz Pro-Rector for Research: Luiz Nunes de Oliveira Scientific Supervision: Fred ric M. Litto Editorial Coordination and Pedagogy: Carlos Seabra Production Coord inator: Drica Guzzi and Akira Shigemori Roadmap, Research and Writing: Maria da Conceição C. Oliveira Graphic Design / DTP: Ronald Russo Ludimyla Chira and Web Designer: Daniela Matielo Cover Illustration: Francisco Sá Godinho (Kiko) Revisi on: Beth Abreu Contributors: Veronica Costa, Nilson G. S. Junior Electronic Note books: www.cidec.futuro.usp.br / Notebooks School of the Future - USP Tel: (11) 3091-6366 / 3091-9107 Email: acessasp@futur o.usp.br th Av. Lucio Martins Rodrigues, Trav. 4 - Block 18 CEP 05508-900 São Pa ulo / SP Program Access São Paulo Governor: Geraldo Alckmin Ministry of Civil House: Arna ldo Madeira CEO of Press Officer: Hubert Alquéres Coordinator of the Institution al Projects: Emerson Pereira Bento Program Coordinator Acessa São Paulo: Fernand o Guarnieri Team Program Accesses are New York: Alan Nicolich da Silva, Alexandr e Geraldi Felipe Borgognoni, Flávia Brandão, Gilson Bevilacqua, Gisele Fabris do s Reis, ND Farias, Leandro Benetti, Michele Damascus Karine Silva, Neide Novaes, Richard Mallet, Silvana Maiéski Portal Acessa São Paulo: www . acessasaopaulo.s p.gov.br Acessa São Paulo Program Tel: (11) 6099-9579 / 6099-9641 Email: acessa@sp.gov.br

Street Bristol, 1921, Bristol CEP 03103-902 São Paulo / SP Electronic Notebooks were developed by the Center for Digital Inclusion and Comm unity Education School of the Future of USP (CIDEC) for the Program Access São P aulo State Government of São Paulo, through its Office of Civil House. Reproduct ion of all or part of this specification is allowed and encouraged for noncommer cial purposes only and subject to citation of the source. May/2003 2 VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER Electronic notebook in August Introduction In this book you will know a little about some tools that enable communication a nd interaction in small groups or large communities in the network. As communica tors, lists and forums, you can interact in different ways: making friends, dati ng, creating a working group committed to voluntary collective causes, teach, le arn, work, expose their production, to discuss specific topics etc.. You will me et some of the more communicators used in the network, such as ICQ and Messenger , and get some basic tips on how they work, where to find them and how to instal l them on your computer. Learn how to create a thread, how to manage it, or add members off and make it lively and interesting for the group which it participat es.€And discover that just as in real life, the Internet is also essential to ma intain standards of conduct and living for the virtual groups survive. At the en d you will find suggestions of remission among related electronic books, a secti on where you find links to downloads of freeware programs or courses offered onl ine. There is also a glossary with key terms of computers and the Internet in th is dossier. Shall we begin? Index 1. Virtual Communities: What is so and why ..................................... . ........................... 4 2. An online collaboration tool: The Wiki ...... .................................... ................................... 4 3. In teraction tools: communicators - ICQ and Messenger ............................. ........... ..... 5 4. Installing the ICQ ...................................... ......... .................................................. ................... ............. 6 5. Installing Messenger ........................................ ....... .................................................. ................... 7 6. What are chat rooms and how they work ...................................... .... .................................................. ... July 8. Key steps to create your mailing list .......................................... ........... ................ 9 8. Mode of access to messages: webmail, digest in email ..... ................................ .................... September 11. Ingredients for the survival of the list: moderation and netiquette ........................ ................ ... 11 10. Public and private: privacy and visibility lists ... ...................................... ...................... 13 Remission betwe en notebooks and links on the Internet ......................................... . ............................................... Glossary ..................... ........................... 13 ................................................. . ................................................. 14 Electronic notebook in August VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER 3 1 Virtual Communities:

what they are, for what and why There are many types of virtual communities. They can be thematic and / or organ ization such as communities of poets who disclose and discuss literature, femini sts fighting for women's rights, union members, volunteers, pacifists, environme ntalists, those who struggle for land, human rights and many others. Many virtua l communities have an existence outside the network. This ensures that the bonds and interest of the group are strengthened, improving the work and, consequentl y, the achievements of these communities. Some of these cyber-born of the virtua l meeting of people interested in coming, others came from offline communities t hat now use the network to expand and optimize its actions. child and distributing shares of Pastoral. In general, after a good time of exis tence, communities create their own Web sites that act as portals to facilitate contact and encourage interaction among members. On these sites users, especiall y members of the community can learn about the latest news and / or events of th eir association, they can find other members for an online chat online in chat r ooms, send and receive e-mails, participate in forums or debates mailing lists. Anyway the purpose of these sites are sharing information on topics of interest to members of the community in question and also bring new people interested in participating. Good to know A community is formed by a group of people with common characterist ics. These characteristics can be the simple fact that dwell in the same neighbo rhood or like the same things. The communities that are formed from the interaction of local movements, or thos e born of social struggles, extrapolate the local space, reach the national and sometimes international recognition and support. This applies to the community o f media professionals who form the network of communicators of the Pastoral. Thr ough joint projects, exchanges and dissemination of the work of the Pastoral, th ese professionals have formed one of the largest virtual communities in the coun try, with representatives in more than three thousand and five hundred municipal ities. Its members aim to expand the action of the Pastoral Care through differe nt media: Internet, radio, television and print media, forming new volunteers to act in defense of Good to know who participates in a virtual community want to find partners to ex change ideas, place it into practice, to assess projects and actions, to opine o n various subjects. The communion of interests and goals of its members direct t he level of involvement and commitment to their community. 2 An online collaboration tool: The Wiki Www.nonio.com The site is a journal that uses the collaborative Wiki as a tool f or its online edition. Wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian. But ultimately, what is Wiki? This is a hypertex t that can be edited online by anyone. The editing and formatting rules are fair ly simple. 4 VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER Electronic notebook in August When you access a Wiki page we see no difference from other sites. However, the Wiki pages have a link "Edit This Page" (edit this page) in which we can modify, write, leave messages, etc. opine. As in the example below: Community and any collective organization that requires collaborative work. Well

, with this online collaboration tool, we can create and develop projects togeth er and write fairly collective dynamics. 3 interaction Tools: communicators and ICQ Messenger On this page there was a typographical error, as the highlight. By clicking "Change ComputadorUm," the page is opened for editing and any networ k user can make the needed changes. See the process in the following screenshots : Communicators or messengers are programs that allow you to add people who want t o communicate, receiving and sending text messages, sound, video and files in re al time. Image of the same page, now with final editing. Most of the Wiki server software is free, open source, and exists for all major operating systems. The text of a Wiki page is formatted as a web page, according to some simple conventions. To access a Wiki page just just a browser (browser) , such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla or Opera. See the Electronic Note book 4: Navigation and search the Internet to learn more about browsers. This op en and democratic system with which to create, manage and publish website conten t makes a kind of Wiki website for cooperation and interaction in which we left the position of reader / viewer pages for the creator / author / developer. Imag ine this tool being used by a community school in which students could publish t heir projects, teachers could talk, posting comments so that students could brin g their work, and parents can make comments. The Wiki is also very interesting t o use a combination Good to know With a sound card, microphone, good speakers installed on your comp uter and communicators such as Yahoo Messenger or Microsoft you can, for example , talking with a friend anywhere in the world with quality very close to a phone call, but without paying international rates. The main steps to use these interactive tools are: install one or more of commun icators available on your computer, subscribe communicators within their departm ents and chosen to include friends in the contact list to be able to communicate in real time via Internet. The search for new contacts can be made by user ID, e-mail address, name and family name and other data such as language, age, city etc.. Good communicators know the two most widely used are ICQ and Messenger (MSN or Y ahoo). See "Internet Links" to learn what are the sites that download these prog rams. Electronic notebook in August VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER 5 4 Installing the ICQ ICQ is a program that allows real-time communication between two or more people via the Internet. With ICQ you can communicate with anyone who also has ICQ, and like you, is connected. Through this communicator is possible to exchange text messages, voice, images, video messages and URLs and files are sent directly to your friend's computer and he can answer it immediately. But if not connected (o nline), the message will be recorded and will be sent later, when the recipient is online. ICQ runs concurrently with other programs, allowing you to use any ot

her application as you communicate with your friends, coworkers or anyone else. To install MSN Messenger on your computer, simply go to the site http://www.icq. com/ download / and download the program by clicking "Download AIM". address and others). No need for all this data. If you do not want, just leave b lank the respective fields, because the program will work the same way. Then a p assword is required. Choose one that is difficult to decipher and easy to someon e you remember. Finally, you hear a whistle from a ship and that means the progr am is already running on your computer. You will receive a registration number of the ICQ server as shown in this image. Give it to friends with whom you wish to communicate via AIM. Ask your friends for users of the ICQ number of register them for you to add the m to your contacts list. ICQ Lite (a little, little in English) is designed for novice users. There is a Portuguese version of the communicator. The next step, which can be done with the computer offline, is to install the ap plication. To do this go to the folder where you saved the file (icq.exe) and do uble click. Two windows will open. Click both the "Next" button, and the install ation will start. After this process, a new window will open, stating that the i nstallation is complete. Click "OK". The following steps are possible if you con nect to the Internet, as it is to do your record in the ICQ server. At this stag e the ICQ server ask you to complete certain registration information (your name , nickname, age, Tip If you do not have the number of his friend, but has the e-mail, can do a se arch ICQ by clicking "Add", "Invite Users" (add / invite / users). Fill in the s pecific field with the e-mail of your friend. Click "Search" (search). If your f riend has an ICQ number registered with the e-mail provided to the research, you may invite them to join the list of your contacts. Otherwise, ICQ will send an email inviting them to register with ICQ. 6 VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER Electronic notebook in August May Installing Messenger To install the Messenger offered by Microsoft or Yahoo's portal, you need to ope n an email account with Hotmail or MSN for the first or Yahoo, for the second. I f you have any difficulty at this stage of the process, see the Electronic Noteb ook 1: How to use and manage their e-mails. Your e-mail in one of these servers as well as the password you chose during registration it will serve as a passpor t so you can use Messenger on your computer. Install Messenger is very easy. Sim ply lower the program some of the sites listed in the "Links on the Internet." O nce the download that software is complete, you can install it on your machine b y running it from its current location or saving it to your hard drive. The firs t is that an installation screen will open. Click "Next." In the next window sel ect the option "Accept" the license agreement to use the program again and click "Next." This will open the facility to be completed, you can simply click the " Finish" when he appears on screen. Thus, the program is ready to go, you simply register your friends. Most of these programs messengers is quite easy to operat e because its controls are very intuitive, and the instructions are in Portugues e. ICQ has a series of audible alarms. For example, a knock on the door announces t

hat a contact from your list just to connect. It is not difficult to configure ICQ, it works in two modes: simple and advanced , as you can see in the image below: ICQ screen images in a simple and advanced. In advanced mode you have a variety of status options as appear visible, invisib le, communicate what is in front of the micro etc. The image opposite illustrate s a screen showing the ICQ user number, some contacts and status disconnected. T ry to explore the various tools of the communicator. You will be amaze with the possibilities of interaction and communication that it can provide. Yahoo Messenger screen operation. Electronic notebook in August VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER 7 The secret is not being afraid to take chances, to experiment, to ask for help t o friends in your list that are more familiar with the programs. Ask them how th ey do, for example, to transmit a picture or text from your PC to his or receive a song. Remember, nothing serious will happen if you miss. 6 What are chat rooms and for serving Chat room or chat is a service offered by many servers through which users can c hat with several people at once. To use it you do not need any special software, just use the browser to surf the Internet. The chats are used for different pur poses: companies usually provide their employees to answer questions online to t heir customers; employees of the same company, working in different places can c ommunicate, teachers can meet virtually with their students. But the vast majori ty of users use this service to have fun, meet people,€talk to famous people and whoever else wants. Tip On the pages of these servers communicators can find tutorials on installati on and troubleshooting, as well as tips for you to explore the best possible fea tures offered by each software. Be sure to consult these pages listed in the "Li nks on the Internet! Most communicators maintain their own networks to their users, which ultimately preventing them from communicating with each other. But there are communicators, such as Odigo and Trillian, which can communicate with all other communicators. By using them you can talk with users of ICQ, AIM, Messenger (Yahoo or MSN). So me versions of these applications can be accessed via the web, not requiring the user to install the program on your computer. This is the case with some versio ns of ICQ, AIM and ComVC. Good to know much of the communicators as ICQ MSN you can send text files, sound and images to anyone in your contact list. With this, you can exchange photos, Word documents etc.. fairly quickly. This is handy when we need to send document s with some urgency. There is also the possibility to exchange addresses of site s with practicality. How To Join a online chat room is easy. Simply load the browser at any provider that offers this service, select the "Chat" or "Chat", choose the room you want and enter an alias (nickname) and click "OK" or "Enter". There, a field appears for you to send messages and, depending on the chat, you can talk in private or open with one or more persons. The nickname can be your own name or a nickname.

There are chats with moderators, usually when there's interviewed famous, so the y receive questions selected, thus avoiding the excess of questions and messages that pollute the chat and hinder the progress of the conversation between guest and Internet users. On the web, you find many providers that offer these channe ls chat theme, organized by age, region, profession, relationship types, etc.. 8 VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER Electronic notebook in August 7 Key Steps to Create your mailing list Many servers offer simple tools for you create a page for your group with lists of e-mails (mailing list), forums, chats, virtual disk to provide files for down load to members of the group means to the polls between subscribers and other re sources. One such resource is the thread. It is a simple tool consisting of a ma iling list. Its operation is also quite simple: when a list member sends a messa ge, it is transferred to each of the subscribers of the group. Users use this li st to discuss specific issues, bringing together people of similar interests etc .. It is very easy to create a thread. First, choose a server that offers these services. Entry screen and the chat dialog screen. Notice the fields in the chat open. In the first line you have the option of spe aking privately, to express how you want etc. The chats started with IRC (Internet Relay Chat), a service of "chat" available today on the Internet. But, contrary to chat, so you can hold online chats throu gh the IRC requires the installation of an application. The IRC was born in acad emia, aimed at users with high familiarity with computers. With the popularizati on of chat directly accessed on the web, using only the browser, many more users now have access to chat and IRC was restricted to more traditional groups which originally made use of this service. The Nossogrupo is an example of server which offers services groups, often used by virtual communities in the Portuguese language. After selecting the provider, if you do not have a mail account, register here a nd get an e-mail address and a password. They will be your passport to enter the server for the creation of your discussion group and for every time you want to make changes in your group or any other intervention. Browse through the catego ries offered by the server group to choose one that best meets the interests of the group you want to create. Try to be as specific as possible in their choice. Electronic notebook in August VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER 9 Suppose you want to create a group to discuss, review and publish the network li terary texts in Portuguese. In our example, we choose the more general category.€"Entertainment and Arts" an d the subcategories are: "Books and Literature," and finally "Poetry." Select the type of restraint you exercise. Decide if the members can express the

mselves freely, sending messages to the list if the messages pass through your f ilter, or if you just send messages and the rest of the group members will be pa ssive (newsletter). • The last step of registering for the creation of a group i s intended to invite new members. You can complete the registration and make the call to add new members later. Complied with the steps outlined above, a screen appears congratulating him for success in the process of creating your group. • The category chosen, the next step is to configure the website of his group. To do so follow these steps: • Choose a meaningful name for your group that represe nts the best possible characteristics. • Summarize in a clear and interesting th e main features of your group. Please review this text, after all he is a kind o f calling card website for your group. Example of a page from Yahoo! Groups already exists. Second stage of the process of creating a group. Be very careful to fill out all required fields. As the creator and moderator, anytime you can make changes to the website of you r group or operation of the mailing list. To do this go to the main page of your group, click on "Edit my options" and on the next screen, in the left menu, cli ck the last option "Management." On the next screen go to "Settings" and edit th e items you want to modify. At various stages of editing the website of the grou p were exchanged the name of the group, the presentation text and photo. Observe the changes in the following figure: • • • Choose the primary language for the texts of the website and mailing list. The w ebsite of his group may be listed to be seen by other groups on the Internet or only to registered members. Select the desired visibility. Choose the type of me mbership for new members whether there will be some sort of restriction or not f or the people in the group. 10 VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER Electronic notebook in August To establish whether or not restrictions on entry of new members to the group d what degree of restraint you exercise the mailing list you need to consider e type of community you want to graduate. A very large group is more prone to nflict, it is difficult to achieve further discussions or loyalty of members. must evaluate these factors to prolong the life of your list. an th co We

Good to know the vast majority of servers that provide services such as thread c alls upon creation of the group that any material with content related to sex is classified as "Relationships> Adult" and its subcategories. Respect the rules o f the server and prohibitive legislation to content on the Internet, otherwise y our site can be removed from the air and, in severe cases, the charge of the sit e could suffer the appropriate legal sanctions. the list, you can choose to receive only one email per day with all messages pos ted on the day. This is the digest mode. The servers hosting the websites of gro ups store the messages in the thread, so you can choose not to receive any e-mai l and to view the web page of the list itself. This option is known as nomail. A

ll these options can be made by you by accessing the website of your group or as king the owner or the moderator of the list the changes you want. Ingredients for September survival of the list: moderation and netiquette You discovered that creating a list is an easy task: you need a computer with In ternet access, choose a server that offers the service, fill out some forms and ready. But keep an active list, lively, dynamic, in which members do question re mains, where people have fun, reflect, in short, feel they receive and contribut e to the group is much more difficult. For lists we all need to survive (creator , moderator and other associate members) to exercise responsibly their roles. 8 How to access messages: webmail, digest in email Posts too much stress can lead us, if we can not manage the time spent reading. Your best bet is to avoid registration in various lists and intelligently manage the flow of messages from mailing lists. If you registered in a list that has a big production of messages and it's bothering you, do not despair. To minimize or stop this problem, the more radical solution is to unsubscribe from the list, €done by sending an email to the list owner (there is usually an e-mail or the w eb just for this purpose). But if you like to participate Tip For chats and lists work and not emptied is very important to establish clea r rules, preferably created in a democratic manner, and keep members informed ab out these rules. Moreover, we need to streamline the moderator group, proposing topics for discussion and stimulating debate. Finally, he must exercise the role of leader of the group. Before you create a list and get frustrated, do good research, talk with friends who frequent lists, discover the dynamic lists of good and what is the secret t o survive both Electronic notebook in August VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER 11 time? See if there is not any where you can join. Your time spent on the list, w ork and concerns about maintaining the mailing list will certainly be smaller. I f your intention is to moderate a list, so brace yourself: you will have to devo te some time to boost it, you must have patience and sensitivity to the differen t availability of people and their different personalities. In the beginning you need to explain how the list works. Important When you enter any virtual discussion space, it is expected that our i nterest is the establishment of the debate, exchange of opinion, respecting the other interlocutors. So when we created or registered in a mailing list, we send a message to a list or even enter a chat to talk without any major commitments, it is essential that we make use of good education. Rules of coexistence are fundamental in all social spaces for everyone to grow a nd contribute to each other. In the network, usually called such rules of Netiqu ette, a contraction of the word "Network Ettiquete. This is a set of rules of be havior that is good form to adopt the established relationships virtually. And i t is not difficult to follow them, because just using common sense and be respon sible for their own attitudes. users decide whether they want to see that file. Remember that not all users hav e fast connections and lots of space in your mailbox (especially those using the free webmail services). • Dispense the use of capital letters (except in titles or headings), because the messages exchanged on the network they mean that the sender is yelling at his interlocutor. • Do not be aggressive, do not use flames

(flaming), or aggressive messages and / or prejudiced exchanged between partner s in a virtual fight. Be nice, use some emoticons - graphic signs that express f eelings and moods among the network users in their messages, especially if you a re participating in a heated argument. This helps to calm fears. The box below c ontains a list of emoticons. To understand the signs, the key is almost always t ilt your head to the left and watch them aside. You will see two little eyes and they seem a mouth with several expressions. Try: How do : *: X: *): (: (: @;):): D: : $: O: O:-Q: P 8-)> :-)) ([] [] s ^ .. ^: -? (: -= *- ( • • • • Try to be clear and concise in their answers. Remember that the vast majority of readers of lists do not have much time for them. Do not pass messages posted on the list that are not of his own, unless you see the author and have your permi ssion. Always identify the source / author of the message duly authorized to pas s. If your list allows sending attachments, try sending them compressed or dispô los disk virtual servers offered by the group, so that other Kiss closed mouth Cold Angry Sad Crying Smiley Flashing Smile Smile Smile embarr assed embarrassed smile confused Surprised With disgust or sick Displaying the l anguage using glasses malicious smile A kiss to two or Hug Hugs Cat cat pipe Sku ll With Black eye 12 VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER Electronic notebook in August 10 public and private sectors: privacy and visibility lists A friendly word when we are undergoing major or minor problems, exchange of affe ction and sometimes even gifts sent by mail, but also wrangle virtual and a seri es of other conflicts are frequent in an active online community. The moderator will try to manage conflicts, especially when it comes to any infraction of the rules agreed by the group. But he can not exercise any control (or should) on th e relations of friendship and affection which invariably are granted. That's why each participant must be clear that€when you send a message to a mailing list, that message becomes public, visible to everyone. So watch what you write and re fer to the lists. If something intimate, send it to the private address of the p erson and not to the address list. Avoid posting content inflamed, offensive (wh ether to list or to a private address) because it is very likely that you repent of your attitude. Remission among Notebooks Computers Electronic Booklet 1: How to use and manage their e-mails to learn more about ne tiquette and the importance of maintaining the boundary between the public and i n private correspondence. Electronic Notebook 2: Publishing and word processing, will help the publishers make their texts and reviews before posting them on th e website of his group. Electronic Notebook 4: Browsing and searching the Intern et, you can do some searches and discovering many interesting communities. Elect ronic Notebook 5: Creating and publishing Web pages, you'll have some tips for c reating the website for your group. 9 Electronic Notebook: Security in Computer and Internet will give you important tips on safety.

Internet Links Communicators: www.icq.com/download/ http://br.download.yahoo.com/messenger/ http://messenger.m sn.com.br/download/ download.asp? client = 1 www.aim.com / get_aim / express / a im_expr.adp www.uol.com.br/comvc/beta/ Many important friendships begin in virtual communities, because from the messag es we know the personality of each member: how to express what are their views, their knowledge, their interests etc.. We realize that there are people with who m we have great affinities. Now that you know several messengers, you know going into a chat, and knows how to create a group knows the importance of mailing lists, that this will add a vi rtual community or creating your own discussion group? Get to work! Online courses, tutorials and others: http://users.allnet.com.br/cyba/icq/ http://br.download.yahoo.com/messenger/ din structions.html www.ufscar.br / Portuguese / utilities / inform.htm (the Interne t tutorials ) Sites of mailing lists: www, nossogrupo.com.br http://br.groups.yahoo.com/ Learn more about the Wiki: www.wiki.org www.twiki.org www.wikipedia.org www.nonio.com Communities Virtual www.pastoraldacrianca.org.br/portugues/ rededecomunicadores / index.htm www.sbc. org.br www.linhadefuga.com.br www.informal.com.br/destaques/ livro_comunidadesvi rtuais.htm Electronic notebook in August VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER 13 Glossary Applications: computer programs; software. Browser: web browser, a program to op en and view web pages as the Explorer, from Microsoft, Navigator, Netscape etc.. Chat: means chat, chat. For chat channels we can exchange messages in real time over the web. The chat was born IRC (Internet Relay Chat), founded in 1988 in F inland, and has rapidly established itself among the community of Internet users . Connection broadband: the cable Internet connection that allows a greater, mor e intense and fast data transmission. Download: English "load" means load and 'd own' down. Download a means to download a file from a server, downloading it to your computer. Emoticons: or smileys can be translated as "emoticon" developed b y Internet users to demonstrate states of mind. These icons are faces made of or dinary characters, which can help reproduce feelings like sadness, happiness or madness. You can compose messages varied with them. Flame: flame mean in English . Flamewar mean flame wars, incendiary, a heated discussion in which participant s, to discuss if not respect. Freeware: any software (program) offered free on t he net or in specialized publications on media such as CD-ROM. The English word "free" means free. Homepage: "home" in English means house, home and "page" page . On the Internet the term means "personal page". The word home, alone, means an y home, the main page of any site on the Internet. HTML: is an abbreviation for "Hyper-Text Markup Language," which means: "Markup Language for Hyper-Text." An HTML document is a set of instructions in ASCII format, used to create hypertext documents that may be viewed by a browser. Infocenter: public access point to t he Internet built by the State of São Paulo in partnership with community organi zations in the capital, and city halls in the interior and coast. It is for the

population of classes D and E using Internet resources and to promote, well, dig ital inclusion and the democratization of information. Video (www.acessa.sp.gov. br). Internet: World Wide Web.€This is a global network of computers that cooper ate. This cooperation is based on communication protocols, ie, "code conventions of conversation" between computers networked. IRC: "Internet Relay Chat". Commu nication protocol between servers chat servers or chat. These servers allow peop le to chat in real time by typing text. Today, the IRC servers were supplanted b y WebChat (using the same protocol browsers, HTTP) and instant messaging applica tions such as Microsoft Messenger and ICQ. Link: link, link, link. Web pages is an address that is underlined, or in a different color of the color of the rest of the text. A link is nothing more than a cross-reference, a pointer from one p lace to another on the web. Thus, they allow a link to an image, file of the sam e page or other web, from a mouse click. Through the links to navigate through w eb pages is not linear. Offline: disconnected from the network. Online: on, conn ected to the network. Network: World Wide Web, the same as the Internet. Servers : companies that provide access to communication and data transmission over the network. Shareware: is a trading method that allows free distribution, for a cer tain time, a software so the user can test it. After this testing period, the us er is prompted to register (buy) the product or uninstall it. Site: English word meaning place. The site is where web pages can be found. See website. Software: applications, computer programs. Web: web, network. See www. Website: "web" mea ns network and site, in English, mean place. Having a website means having an ad dress on the network with content that can be accessed by visitors. WWW: abbrevi ation for World Wide Web ", the expression of the graphical interface of the Int ernet. A possible translation would be "worldwide web". "World wide" means "big as the world" and "web" means "net" network. The "www" was created by Tim Berner s-Lee, at the beginning of the 1990s, to see pictures and read text on any compu ter in the world, connected to the Net This mechanism allowed the explosion of t he Internet because it enabled the construction of graphic pages, beautiful, col orful, made with photos and animations that we see today. Furthermore, its great est feature is the possibility of navigation through links. 14 VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER Electronic notebook in August Electronic Notebooks 1 March 2 May 4 Electronic Notebooks June 7 August 9 How to use and manage their e-mails Managing and organizing files Electronic Notebooks Electronic Notebooks Publishing and word processing Use of printer and imaging Electronic Notebooks

Electronic Notebooks Spreadsheet and database and Virtual Communities lists, chat rooms and other Electronic Notebooks Electronic Notebooks Navigation and search on the Internet Security on computer and Internet Electronic Notebooks Electronic Notebooks 10 15 Creating and publishing Web pages Multimedia: video and audio on the computer Electronic notebook in August VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER Interact! You want to argue about art, literature, cars, movies, sports, music, gardening, cooking, ecology or the war in the Middle East? You want to receive tips about computing, Internet and job offers? Want to join a group that fights for joint e fforts for housing? Or want to be part of a community that protects endangered a nimals? You want to join a large project to end hunger in Brazil or be part of a larger community that strives to reduce child mortality? Well aware that these goals and interests, and several other well-mobilized thousands of people every day and very often they meet and communicate over the network to put them into p ractice. These people are part of so-called virtual communities or cyber-communi ties. Virtual communities are similar to offline communities, ie those existing outside the network, in which people meet in person. In cyber-communities, peopl e gather in small or large groups and use the Internet to communicate, interact, shorten distances, develop and monitor projects, discuss ideas and a myriad of other actions. In this book you will learn how the instant communicators, these groups and these communities and how easy and rewarding to participate. www.acessa.sp.gov.br VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES - LISTS, CHATS AND OTHER Electronic notebook in August